Just for fun here are some of my favorite quotes before I crash for the night. Be looking forward to reading some great responses in the morning with my coffee. ?????. Feel free to tell me your interpretations, ideas, which ones you like or agree with, which ones you don't. Anything goes.
"Religion is a verbal hobby" - Peter Joseph
"The individual is the coin of the operating realm in virtually all of the major Western institutions of medicine, education, law, religion, and psychiatry. These institutions collectively help create the myth that individuals are always in control of their behavior, act from free will and rational choice, and are thus personally responsible for any and all of their actions. Unless insane or of diminished capacity, individuals who do wrong should know that they are doing wrong and should be punished accordingly. Situational factors are assumed to be little more than a set of minimally relevant extrinsic circumstances. In evaluating various contributors to any behavior of interest. The dispositionalists put the big chips on the person and the chintzy chips on the situation. That view seemingly honors the dignity of individuals, who should have the inner strength and will power to resist all temptations and situational inducements. Those of us from the other side of the conceptual tracks believe that such a perspective denies the reality of our human vulnerability." - Philip G. Zimbardo ~ The Lucifer Effect
"One of the most critical, least acknowledged contributors to evil goes beyond the protagonists of harm to the silent chorus who look but do not see, who hear but do not listen. Their silent presence at the scene of evil doings makes the hazy line between good and evil even fuzzier." - Philip G. Zimbardo ~ the Lucifer effect